XJTLU Museum Culture Lecture: Nanjing Museum: History-Present-Future

Events

XJTLU invites Mr. Wang Qizhi, Deputy Director of Nanjing Museum, over for the “KAI TAN LE” series events. Through Mr. Wang’s representation of the unique charm of Nanjing Museum, the faculty and students from the world could learn more about the city’s historical and cultural legacy. Such creative and thoughtful events will also deepen the bonds between the university and the museum.

Event Details

  • Speaker: Mr. Wang Qizhi Deputy Director of Nanjing Museum
  • Time: 14:00pm - 16:00pm, Wednesday, 19 September 2018
  • Venue: XJTLU Museum (123W, Central Building)
  • Language: Chinese (provide onsite translation support from volunteers)
  • Organizer: XJTLU Museum
  • If you would like to reserve a seat, please register: send “Name +contact number+ Culture Lecture” to [email protected]

Speaker

Mr. Wang Qizhi

Deputy Director of Nanjing Museum

Mr. Wang Qizhi, born in 1969, graduated from Shandong University, majored in Archaeology. In 1990, he engaged in archaeological research in Archaeological Research Institute of Nanjing Museum. In 1998, he was sent to University of London, England for advanced studies for a year. He once served as Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Director of Nanjing Museum Office, Assistant to the President and Director of the Great Ruins Conservation Center, and is now the Vice President and researcher. He was responsible for a number of provincial archaeological excavation and site protection planning and compilation projects, including two annual “National Ten Archaeological New Discoveries” and participated in the phase-II reconstruction and extension project of Nanjing Museum and the new museum display exhibition planning and management work. The academic direction is mainly archaeology and museology research. The representative works and papers include “Kongwang Hill”, “Trial Excavation of Xinfu Site in Jintan City, Jiangsu Province”, “Archaeology and Public”, “Analysis of Museum Exhibition Fine Works in 2013” and “A Visitor-orientated Exhibition at Nanjing Museum”.

Background of Lecture

Introduction of Nanjing Museum

Located in the south of the Zijin Mountain in Nanjing, Nanjing Museum is the first major comprehensive museum invested and built by the central government. In 1933, Mr. Cai Yuanpei proposed to build the National Central Museum, which was the predecessor of the Museum. This house of culture preserves the Chinese civilization and the regional culture of Jiangsu, and gathers together the essence and variety of Wu and Han culture. With a strong and indomitable spirit that resembles bronzes, the museum features the exquisite elegance of Jiangnan. Once the capital of six dynasties, Nanjing was the greatest city in the world; similarly, Nanjing Museum not only displays golden age of bronzes, but also fully reflects the prosperity and peace Jiangnan.

Entering the new era, Nanjing Museum has undergone two expansions, eventually forming a skyline with the background of the Purple Mountain and a historical pavilion with the main hall as the main building. At the same time, the Gallery of Art has been overhauled, and the Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions, Gallery of Scene of the Republican Period, the Digital Gallery and the Gallery of Intangible Heritage were established, forming six venues centering around the main building.

The museum has more than 430,000 pieces of collections, which date back to the Paleolithic Age and to the present, covering a variety of genres such as stoneware, pottery, jade, bronzes, porcelains, paintings, woven works, bamboo carving, and folk and contemporary art. In recent years, Nanjing Museum has utilized digital technology and the Internet to transform itself into the first digital museum in China, which presents the archaeological excavation scenes to the audience through live webcasts and new media platforms, to give a vivid demonstration of historical artifacts. At the same time, the museum is also committed to building itself into a platform for education to provide customized instructions and activities for visitors.